Thank you for the advice, but what is this for?
My laptop is less than a year old - has an i7 (2630 QM, 2.00 GHz), 8 GB of RAM and is running Windows 7 (64-bit OS). If this is for performance, I don't think that is the issue.
Welcome to the forum.
This ARTICLE has a checklist on getting PrE to work well on one's computer, and then it goes into tuning the computer and OS. Last, there are linked articles on troubleshooting, and on many aspects of one's computer and OS, when the general tune up tips do not fix things. If the checklist, and tuneup tips do not help, then step through the troubleshooting tips, one at a time, as they work up in "degree of difficulty."
New computers are even more full of junk files, fragmentation and bloatware.
I highly recommend weekly tune-ups. It takes all of 10 minutes, and you'll be amazed how much more stably your system performs!
Please don't reject our suggestions without trying them.
Thank you Bill, I will give them a try and report back! I appreciate the help.
Thanks for the insight Steve. I wasn't rejecting the suggestion simply wanted to understand why tuning my PC would help with running PrE 10. Your one liner "New computers are even more full of junk files, fragmentation and bloatware," was all I needed to hear. I am all for taking suggestions, but I am also a curious technologist and like to have a base understanding of why I am doing something.
I'll check-out the tune-up and let you know how it goes!
I ran the program you suggested and it cleaned up tons of issues/problems - thanks for the advice here.
Unfortuantely, it did not resolve the PrE 10 start-up issue.
I'll move forward with the Article that Bill sent and keep you all posted.
Do you have GPU card enabled on your PC?..If yes, then try disabling and then launching PRE. It might work.
I don't think I know what a GPU card is - can you help? I would like to try what you have suggested, just need a little more information.
GPU = Graphics Processing Unit
In a computer, one will have a display adapter. This can be a chip on the MoBo, or a separate video card, that contains the chip.
What is listed for your display adapter? You can get that info from Control Panel>System>Hardware>Device Manager, or by typing "dxdiag.exe" (without the quotation marks) in Start>Run.
don't use "Advanced System Care" they try to get you to buy the pro version and the system will be damaged. then you'll have to reinstall windows. I'm a computer tech and have to fix "Cleaned" systems.
Please suggest an alternative, JA.
I use several, what I consider reputable, cleanup / performance tools. I always make a system restore point before starting the process. I've never had a problem using the following tools that has required me to return to that restore point.
jv16 Power Tools 2012
IObit Advanced SystemCare Pro v5
Revo Uninstaller Pro v2
Disk Cleanup (built into Windows)
Freeware / GPL:
ToniArts EasyCleaner v2
PiriForm CCleaner v3
Auslogics Registry Cleaner v2
ioBit Smart Defrag v2
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